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IreneM


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Challenge: Chemistry (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jun 9, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Water, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2008

Oh, Wow! I never dreamt in a million years that this would do so well.
Thank you, thank you for the fantastic score, you guys.
I backlit a wine glass filled with tap water. Held the syringe in and tried to get some good looking air bubbles. This was quite difficult because the air bubbles rose to the water surface at an alarming speed and I couldnít catch them half the time. I didnít want too many bubbles because that made the whole thing too messy, only one or two big ones. I love the glassy look they have.
Thank you so much for the ribbon.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 62
Avg (all users): 7.3419
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 7.1852
Avg (non-participants): 7.3566
Views since voting: 6974
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 313
Comments: 57
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/02/2008 07:34:13 PM
Irene. Wow. I really love his photo. I am a nurse and I have never seen a syringe look so cool!!
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06/22/2008 04:21:42 AM
Another top shot Irene.
So good it nearly brought back my PTSD from my Paramedic days. ;^)
Bob
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06/21/2008 10:21:56 PM
I love that you always put how you did what you did on your images. I wish more people did that!! Congratulations on a well deserved blue :)
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06/21/2008 11:34:50 AM
Fascinating image! Congrats Irene. I am not surprised. With liquids as teh subject i guess you are never far too away from the ribbons!
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06/21/2008 08:42:42 AM
Congrats Irene!
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06/21/2008 05:48:22 AM
Congratulations! Great work Irene.
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06/21/2008 02:20:22 AM
Congrats Irene on this wonderful image.
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06/20/2008 02:37:20 PM
Very well done Irene :)
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06/19/2008 09:56:43 PM
Beautifully done as usual. Congratulations on your blue!
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06/19/2008 10:45:12 AM
The water gods are in your favor again.
Great "Shot"
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06/19/2008 05:00:32 AM
amazing image well done irene
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06/19/2008 01:13:41 AM
A beautiful blue...so well done!! Congratulations!
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06/18/2008 04:32:29 PM
Another great shot. Love the silvery look of the bubbles! Congrats!
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06/18/2008 04:03:11 PM
Congrats, Irene and sunny greetings from Lanzarote. Christiane already guessed this was your image. Well done!
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06/18/2008 03:10:28 PM
great shot as usual Irene ;-), so very much deserved
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06/18/2008 02:45:02 PM
Congratulations Irene on your Blue Ribbon win, was a very creative idea and very well done.
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06/18/2008 02:35:01 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

How do you get your sensor so clean Irene? Could you share what you do?
Debbi

Hi Debbi, I use the Copperhill method. It works fine for me. Although saying that, the first time I used it on my D70 (about 2 years ago) I was so nervous and my hand was shaking so badly, I used 7 swabs before the sensor (it's actually the filter over the sensor) was really dust free. Nowadays I only need 1 or 2 at the most to get it really clean (and no shaking hands ;-)
06/18/2008 02:09:11 PM
Irene,
do you accept an apprentice for work for you?
HUGE congratulations to an other ribbon, but mostly to you talent to capture pictures like this.
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06/18/2008 01:55:25 PM
How do you get your sensor so clean Irene? Could you share what you do?
Debbi
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06/18/2008 01:41:47 PM
The undisputed macro bubble queen! Another great image.
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06/18/2008 09:13:30 AM
Great job Irene!! =D
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06/18/2008 07:34:16 AM
well done!
another ribbon to learn from.
k.
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06/18/2008 06:56:03 AM
Thanks for explaining how this was done. I see photos like this all the time and am like "How did they do that?" I am going to practice and try something like this for fun. Thanks for explaining and great shot
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06/18/2008 05:51:38 AM
Fantastic shot Irene!!! Congratulations (((hugs)))
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06/18/2008 04:35:10 AM
Congrats Irene! Now why are you surprised? Haven't you won 50 ribbons this year??? You should be surprised when you don't win.
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06/18/2008 03:33:41 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

....I am speechless...

Is there no end to your talent?????

No, I think I know what you are up to...you take PERFORMANCE ENHANCING PHOTOGRAPHY DRUGS and this is the syringe! You have been caught! I will report this to the site council immediately...get your urine sample ready Irene, they'll be at your door momentarily...

LOL!! Enzo, I'll send you my urine sample per post and you can pass it on to the site council ;-D
06/18/2008 02:58:02 AM
I knew you will win... :)
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06/18/2008 02:36:58 AM
....I am speechless...

Is there no end to your talent?????

No, I think I know what you are up to...you take PERFORMANCE ENHANCING PHOTOGRAPHY DRUGS and this is the syringe! You have been caught! I will report this to the site council immediately...get your urine sample ready Irene, they'll be at your door momentarily...
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06/18/2008 02:08:18 AM
Far out Irene!! So well deserved - HUGE congratulations!!!

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06/18/2008 01:16:17 AM
Only a photographer of your caliper can make an ordinary syringe look great.
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06/18/2008 12:52:44 AM
So so well done, and again, you are reaping the DPC ribbon awards, and they are all so well deserved, as you are just an amazing photographer..... I am in AWE of your photography and also you.....
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06/18/2008 12:25:16 AM
Conrats Irene! I'm a big fan of you style and this picture just adds to my admiration. I was mistaken for you in the High Contrast challenge a few times and I consider that quite the compliment!
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06/18/2008 12:15:49 AM
I'm proud to say I gave this one a ten! Excellent shot :)
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06/18/2008 12:06:45 AM
A Beautiful Blue for You! Well deserved.
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06/18/2008 12:04:34 AM
Man - all three of my competition ribbon in chemistry. Dang you all! (and congrats too).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2008 11:54:42 PM
my pick for the blue ribbon. very DPC friendly, and I love the choice of tones here.
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06/17/2008 08:29:42 PM
Excellent work, clarity, lighting and detail
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06/17/2008 07:23:31 PM
Cool shot. The focus is nice.
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06/17/2008 05:55:18 PM
Nicely done
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06/17/2008 02:47:10 AM
Nice concept
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06/15/2008 04:58:45 PM
Great quality image. The subtle colours are really pleasant. On my computer screen there is a little parallelogram distortion.
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06/15/2008 06:18:48 AM
Very clean shot, the toning really works well for it. The different elements of the photo come together nicely, the smaller bubbles inside the syringe add some texture to it, the larger ones form great shapes which hold the interest of the viewer well. I might have preferred this a bit more with a steeper incline angle to the syringe but overall its a great shot - 8.
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06/14/2008 11:01:49 PM
Really interesting shot. Nicely done.
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06/14/2008 04:38:15 PM
Meets the challenge superbly and is a fantastic abstract.
The quality is incredible, especially considering this is basic editing.
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06/13/2008 01:39:15 AM
Beautiful Capture of bubles ,sure wish there were some colors ;)
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06/12/2008 07:45:20 AM
this is really a cool shot, almost looks like mercury
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06/12/2008 12:02:34 AM
good macro
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06/11/2008 11:11:25 PM
good idea, nice sharp image and I like the water bubbles.
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06/11/2008 10:29:52 PM
Fantasic.
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06/11/2008 05:59:17 PM
does bubbles in water communicate water chemistry? ..hmmm..not so sure..very nice execution though...7
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06/11/2008 05:29:44 PM
Great composition, focus and concept. 8
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06/11/2008 10:03:23 AM
Fabulous! Almost looks like metal!
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06/11/2008 09:19:32 AM
Nice clean crisp image.
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06/11/2008 04:12:50 AM
good focus and clarity. might need a bit more space at bottom. connection to the challenge topic is only throught the title
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06/11/2008 03:01:28 AM
super clear...the refrection (hopefully it is refraction) has stretched this a bit, but the clarity is awesome 8
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06/11/2008 02:16:30 AM
Good lighting and contrast, please describe your setup for us.
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06/11/2008 02:12:30 AM
What a fantastic shot !! brilliant lighting 10 & into my fav
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